College: California | 14 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 12/2/1983
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
Rodgers struggled for his standards last year, finishing seventh overall in fantasy quarterback scoring. He wasn't on the same page with his receivers much of the season and a lack of creativity offensively led to a dip in production from Rodgers. His touchdown totals were a career low for a full season, scoring 27 touchdowns. The positive for Rodgers was throwing just two interceptions all year. He really did an excellent job of taking care of the ball once again. A new coach and offensive philosophy should be a positive for Rodgers this year. He still has plenty left in the tank at age 35. Rodgers has more than 30 total touchdowns eight of 11 seasons. Rodgers also has at least 200-rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns nine of the last 11 seasons. This part of his game can be overlooked, but is a real asset. Rodgers has a great arm and is extremely accurate. He makes plays with his feet and is normally very durable. Rodgers will continue to be the focal point of the Packers pass-first offense.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Rodgers did not live up to expectations last year but still finished seventh in quarterback scoring, so it wasn't all bad. He can improve on last year and get back to his old ways, making him a good buy-low candidate. Consider him a top-five option, capable of leading all quarterbacks in scoring. He should be one of the first quarterbacks picked come draft day. His track record shows last year was an outlier and not a norm going forward. He'll throw for 4,000-plus yards and score around 40 touchdowns with around 300-rushing yards.
For years, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the clear-cut top option at the quarterback position in real and fantasy football. After two years where he's dealt with a struggling offense and injuries, he's slid a touch. 2019 is the year where he can reclaim that throne. His top wideout Davante Adams continues to get better every year, and he should get the explosive running back Aaron Jones back this season to help open up defenses. His main weapon though will be the creative mind of new head coach Matt LaFleur. LaFleur's offense is designed to create big plays, and Rodgers loves to make them happen. The young wide receivers on the roster all have the ability to make plays down the field. Rodgers' ability to extend plays and take care of the football, as evidenced by the fact he's thrown more than 10 interceptions in a season just twice in his career, means that he rarely is taking negative plays. That means he's always putting points on the board. Rodgers is still mobile with the ability to make any throw that he wants. With a reasonable schedule ahead of him, he should be in for a huge season.
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (back) returned to practice on Monday after being scratched as a precaution before the preseason game last Thursday against the Ravens due to back tightness. However, it's still uncertain if Rodgers will play in the preseason game Thursday against the Raiders in Canada. Head coach Matt LaFleur said Rodgers "looked pretty good today to me" on Monday. Even though he's learning a new offensive scheme, it's not necessary that Rodgers play in the remaining preseason games. There's obvious rebound potential for Rodgers and Green Bay's offense in 2019 under LaFleur. He's a top-five fantasy signal-caller.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is expected to play Thursday, Aug. 22, according to general manager Brian Gutekunst.
Fantasy Spin: The Packers don't seem concerned with forcing Rodgers into game action in new head coach Matt LaFleur's offense ahead of Week 1 of the regular season, but it would be nice for fantasy managers to get a better sense of how he works with the receiving corps. Rodgers' draft stock is lower than it has usually been in the past, but he shouldn't slip lower than the fifth quarterback off the board.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is being considered day-by-day by head coach Matt LaFleur. LaFleur commented that if it were the regular season that he would be out on the field and that he hoped the tightness won't follow him into the regular season. Rodgers is yet to be put into a game situation in the new offense, but given the quarterbacks, talent level missing some game time may not be the end of the world. However, fantasy owners should consider his injury in their drafts and draft with the thought of injury risk.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (back), who was scratched from the preseason game against the Ravens on Thursday with a tight back, is expected to be back on the practice field this Sunday. The 35-year-old Rodgers hasn't played in a preseason finale since 2012, so the most likely time he'd play would be the team's third preseason game against the Raiders next week. He played just seven snaps in exhibition games last year, and head coach Matt LaFleur said it's not necessary that Rodgers play at all in this preseason. Rodgers should be able to bounce back in 2019 in a new offense with some real intriguing receiving options behind stud Davante Adams. He'll go early in drafts as an elite fantasy signal caller.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) is expected to participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 18. He missed the second preseason game because of back tightness.
Fantasy Spin: Rodgers should be fine moving forward and should be one of the top quarterbacks in fantasy leagues this season.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) was held out of the team's exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 15, due to back tightness, and head coach Matt LaFleur said afterward it's not a 'necessity' to have Rodgers play at all in the preseason. 'I think we'd like to see him, but you're talking about a veteran quarterback that's played a lot of football,' LaFleur said via PackersNews.com following Thursday's game. 'I don't think it's a necessity, but it's certainly something that we'd like to see.'
Fantasy Spin: There is much intrigue in seeing Rodgers operate in LaFleur's new offense, but Rodgers will be just fine if he can stay healthy, and in fact is primed for a bounce-back season after hitting a full-season career low with 4.2 touchdown pass percentage last season. He remains a high-level QB1.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that it's not necessary that quarterback Aaron Rodgers play in the preseason. The veteran quarterback was scheduled to get some action in on Thursday against the Ravens, but the team decided to err on the side of caution and hold Rodgers out due to a tight back. "I think we'd like to see him, but you're talking about a veteran quarterback that's played a lot of football," LaFleur said following the Packers' 26-13 defeat to the Ravens. "I don't think it's a necessity, but it's certainly something that we'd like to see." Rodgers has played in just six preseason games in the last four years. With a new offense and some talent at the receiver position to work with, Rodgers could bounce back in 2019. He's RotoBaller's No. 3 fantasy QB.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (back) is being held out of the team's preseason game on Thursday against the Ravens due to back tightness. The move is being considered a "precaution." Rodgers also didn't play in the team's first preseason game against the Texans last week. This isn't anything that should affect his availability for Week 1 on a Thursday night against the Bears. Rodgers fought through injuries last year in a disappointing season, but he could easily bounce back as an elite QB1 with plenty of capable young receivers behind Davante Adams. He's RotoBaller's No. 3 fantasy signal caller this year.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, because of back tightness. The team says holding Rodgers out is a precautionary move.
Fantasy Spin: Rodgers probably is dealing with a minor injury and is in no danger of missing any regular season games. He will be working in a new offensive system this season but will still be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is being lined up to play "a quarter or so" against the Baltimore Ravens in the second week of preseason. This game will be the first time that Rodgers will have played in the new offense installed by Matt LaFleur. A major difference that should be seen is that Rodgers is expected to operate mainly within the pocket. Fantasy owners will be watching with interest at the snaps that the first team takes, as the perceived offensive improvements are propping up the outlook of multiple players.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he plans to play his starters for 'a quarter or so' against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 15 in the second preseason. 'It'll be a good test for our first time running this offense in another stadium, on the road, against a really good defense,' QB Aaron Rodgers said after Tuesday's practice.
Fantasy Spin: The high-profile Packers offense is always flush with fantasy options when healthy so it'll be important to see how the receiving corps works Thursday. Keep a close eye on who is getting the playing time with Rodgers among Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, Geronimo Allison, Equanimeous St. Brown and J'Mon Moore.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may not have suited up against the Houston Texans in the preseason opener, but he is hitting his stride in training. In the Packers recent training session, he threw three straight touchdowns in red zone practice. Rodgers found Davante Adams, Jake Kumerow and Jimmy Graham in the drill, while also completing two long passes to Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Rodgers seems like he is becoming used to the offense- at least in practice, that should give him the opportunity to return to the top of the quarterback position in fantasy this season.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't find the recent joint practice against the Houston Texans helpful. New head coach Matt LaFleur liked the practice and commented that he would like to have more of them. However, the team's star quarterback was looking forward to the ending, so the team "can get onto the rest of training camp". The Packers are installing a new offense, and Rodgers felt as though the time would have been better spent installing that, rather than running a dumbed-down version of the offense. The Packers may have stalled in practice against the Texans, but Rodgers thinks the offense will get back on track once the Texans leave the building- something that is crucial for the team's production this season.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is certainly starting to look comfortable in the Packers new offense. Rodgers completed two over the shoulder passes to his primary receiver Davante Adams, and also Geronimo Allison. Rodgers has more familiarity with the personnel surrounding him this season, with minimal changes on offense. The Packers offense will be looking to improve, and if it does then there is no reason why he cannot lead fantasy scoring at the position this season.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers might sit out the team's Aug. 8 preseason opener, head coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday, July 30, because it will follow several days of joint practices with the Houston Texans. Those practices will allow Rodgers a chance to work against another team while wearing a red no-contact jersey.
Fantasy Spin: There is much anticipation in seeing Rodgers operate his new offense in a game, but there's a good chance that have to wait until Week 2 of the preseason. In the meantime, he remains an upper-level QB1 in fantasy.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been developing his relationship with new head coach Matt LaFleur. Rodgers comes into this season having to learn the offense, the first time he has needed to in his career. Rodgers has been questioning his new coach throughout training camp in order to better understanding the offense, so the team is able to play with the tempo the coach wants. The Packers offense struggled last season to move the ball effectively, due in part to the sluggish offense that was run last season. Rodgers becoming comfortable in this offense will lead to the quarterback pushing to return to the top of the league statistically, as well as dictate the fantasy value of other assets in the offense.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is looking to bounce back to his previous MVP form this season. Last season was the first season since 2008 where the Packers have missed out on the playoffs when he played 16 games. Rodgers played through the season with a significant injury, with a tibial plateau fracture and sprained a medial collateral ligament. Rodgers has been working hard to learn the new offense, the first time in his entire career. Surrounding Rodgers with coaching talent is one thing, but in order to bounce back, he will hope that the surrounding skill players on the roster are able to also be looking to bounce back to being one of the most potent offenses in the league.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and new head coach Matt LaFleur have been working together to get on the same page. Under the previous regime, Rodgers was given a lot of freedom to make audible decisions. However, LaFleur's offenses have been previously called with the choice of two plays, depending on the final defensive read- to make it simple for the quarterback. Rodgers' skill set and experience are vastly different from the talent that LaFleur has worked with in his previous roles. The Packers offense was not as effective as it had been in previous seasons last time out- but with Rodgers at the helm and offensive talent in Davante Adams and Aaron Jones the team has a great chance to bounce back this season.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is trying to reach a comfort level with new head coach Matt LaFleur's offense by the time organized team activities and the mid-June minicamp are finished. "Id like to think I might be a half step ahead with my ability to recall things and learn things quickly, but I cant say Im an expert in this offense at this point," Rodgers said. "Its going to be a work in progress throughout the OTAs and minicamp. But its been a fun challenge to study more in the offseason." It's difficult learning a new offense, but we think Rodgers will be just fine. He wasn't quite himself in 2018 while battling a knee issue all year long, but Rodgers should be among the first quarterbacks off the board in fantasy drafts yet again this fall.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers told reporters Tuesday, May 21, that he anticipates having new head coach Matt LaFleur's playbook pretty much learned in three months - roughly by the time the team end minicamp in June and takes a short break before training camp begins.